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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Come Alive 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 100
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,520
Flower Patterns
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,200
Come Alive 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 100
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Peaches and Cream 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Floating 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,000
Resting Place
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Peaches and Cream 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,560
Bouquet of Many Colors
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Mountain Stream
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,000
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 240
A Moment Suspended
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,560
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,560
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
$ 520
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,080
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,520
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,520
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,500
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
$ 1,120
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 52
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,080
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 184
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 440
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
$ 200
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 360
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,080
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,480
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
$ 2,040
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,480
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,080
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,520
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 2,208
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Floating 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Floating 2
Acrylic Painting

 
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Still Moment by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Still Moment
Acrylic Painting

 
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In the Distance by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
In the Distance
Acrylic Painting

 
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Cloud Gazing by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Cloud Gazing
Acrylic Painting

 
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On a Journey by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
On a Journey
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
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Harmony and Peace by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

 
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Sitting Pretty by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Sutter Creek, CA, Amador Arts Gallery, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, Palo Alto, CA, USA, University AVe,, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, New York City, New York, USA, Art Business News, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Stanford University, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014